Saturday, April 11, 2009

Other People Rock

It's the Other People Rock My Socks Off edition! We all know how much I love blogging--it introduces you to so many people you'd never know otherwise. Really cool people. Funny, charming, and ever so generous. I thought I'd publicly thank some of them.

One of the perks to getting to know Steph was also discovering the incredibly talented Laini Taylor. Not only is she a published author, she is also an amazing artist--as is her husband. And, to top it all off, she has bubble-gum pink hair. It kind of doesn't get any cooler.

Or at least I thought so, until I found out she's also incredibly thoughtful. She sent one of her Laini's Ladies as a gift with Steph. It says, "Talent is something rare and beautiful and precious. It must not be allowed to go to waste." It's hanging on my wall where I can see it as I type. How sweet is that?


Now, you all already know how I feel about Carrie Harris. After all, I wrote poetry about her. However, she just got about a million coolness points added to her already overflowing chart (I have coolness charts for all of you--don't worry, you're all doing extremely well). About a month ago I won a contest on her blog and yesterday I received this in the mail:

Yes, that is a wobble tiki head of a man smoking a cigar, a NINJA devil duckie, a whack-a-zombie, a zombie-themed mad libs book, and--AND--a homemade ninja doll. Yes, your new goal in life should be to win one of Carrie's contests. Best. Prize. Ever.

Here's a closeup of the adorable HAND KNITTED ninja:


I love him. Very, very much. And finally, last but not least, I wanted to thank my mother-in-law for giving me this:


Oh yeah, baby. Definitely the best thing anyone's ever given me. Although Laini and Carrie come in close seconds.

14 comments:

Carrie Harris said...

How funny is this? I almost put a Laini's Lady in the prize pack. :)
I also wanted to get you a signed Richard Simmons photo, but for some reason, I couldn't find any.

Nikki Hensley said...

That little ninja is ADORABLE! I love getting story-related presents!

sraasch said...

So much fun! Oh my goodness, that doll is just too cute for a ninja.

Natalie said...

Oh, I not sure what I'm most jealous of. Probably the ninja duckie. Wow...really must win one of Carrie's contests. I'm going to double my efforts next time.

And Laini is waaaay too cool for words. I'm not intimidated at all...

DebraLSchubert said...

Nice pose on the "big" prize. Is he available for runway shows?

Jen said...

Okay, it's now on my life goals list. :D
That ninja is so CUTE! I want one! Really bad. Hm. I wonder if I can find a pattern for one, or something.
Awesome that you won all that amazing stuff! Because who doesn't love tiki heads, zombies, and ninjas?

Mariah Irvin said...

I got a crochet ninja too! Isn't is awesome?

I guess I should keep it far, far away from my sock drawer...

Renee Collins said...

So, I'm seeing a bit of Middle East in Hot Stuff. Does he have any Arab in him? Pakistani? Indian?

I gotta tell you, it's pretty hot.

Jordan said...

Awesome MINI NINJA

Bevie said...

Happy Easter, Kiersten. Hope it is a wonderful day for you and yours.

jessie said...

Oooh, presents in the mail. How fun. But the best present I agree is the husband present.

Whirlochre said...

Thay Hot Struff beard thing kind of works.

As for the pose — get him fixed up with a guitar for the Punktuations. Or starring in his own maverick cop TV show. Or an astronaut costume, with the helmet tucked under his arm...

Laini Taylor said...

Hand-knitted ninja!! Awesome! That Carrie Harris, she sure is creative :-) Can't wait to read her books (and yours)!

And I love that you thank your mother-in-law. I definitely feel deep gratitude to mine as well, for doing such a great job!

The quote on the lady, by the way, is from Cricket in Times Square, which I loved as a 10-year-old (8? 9? Don't remember) but haven't read since.)

Cheers!

sylvia said...

The knitted ninja is AWESOME! I love it. What neat gifts you get!